The dance industry responded to hip-hop dance by creating a commercial version of it. This studio hip-hop, called "new style", is the kind of hip-hop dance seen in rap, R&B, and pop music videos and concerts. From the point of view of someone deeply immersed in hip-hop culture, anything that looks like hip-hop dance that did not come from the streets is not a true hip-hop dance form
- New Style typically incorporates moves and techniques from the funk styles. Old Style is made up of the funk styles, certain street styles, etc.
- As such, Old Style forms are often seen in ciphers and battles, whereas New Style is usually represented in choreo comps. Although both are seen in videos (e.g. tutorials, video performances), many videos of Old Style are recordings of battles/comps.
- As Old Style is mostly comprised by funk styles, much of the music is classics — old school funk, hip hop, and electronic. Much of New Style is done to relatively new tracks (i.e. 2000s onward).
- New Style is rather mainstream while Old Style — including DJing, graffiti, etc. — is still pretty underground, if YouTube is any indication. New Style choreographers are typically more well known than trendsetting bboys, poppers, waackers, lockers, and house dancers, even OGs.